Feb 15, 2013 3:00am PST
if you looked at cnn yesterday afternoon, the killing in syria, it came to an end. >> it did. >> yesterday on capitol hill, republicans and democrats hugged. the whole idea of an historic hold on the secretary of defense, they said, you know what? let's put this to the side because of this cruise ship debacle. i mean, mika, all of the things we worry about -- the national debt clock stopped. >> basically the world stopped. >> we don't have to worry. paul krugman's right. we don't have to worry anymore because cnn tells us that this cruise ship was the only story that mattered yesterday for 24 hours. >> that's right. >> and you know what? makes me feel pretty good about the state of the world. >> and i'm glad they're home. >> that nothing is happening to that degree that they can do that. i think that's very exciting for all of us. i'm very pleased. >> it's very good when the world stops to be told that. >> perspective it be reassuring. >> it's all relative. that's true. >> it's all relative. syria, come on. people are dying. middle east peace breaking up. that doesn't matter.
Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm PST
or as the germans call that, the love boat. cnn has been on the case. for some reason giving this boat crisis wall to [ bleep ]-covered wall coverage. >> i'll tell you what, this is a great moment to at least visually connect you to the daughter you have not seen in seven days. >> you're not heros, guys. it's not a hostage situation or a baby in a well. you reconnected them? they weren't supposed to see each other. she's on a cruise for a few days. meanwhile, the ship of stools enjoys 24/7 coverage and a slow tug job back to mobile, alabama. >> after five days of misery, thousands of weary cruise ship passengers aboard the carnival "triumph" had relief after docking last night. the crippled ship with 3,200 passengers and 1,000 crew members had to be pulled back to land by three tug boats. an engine fire left the ship without power, leaving passengers with overflowing toilets, no air conditions and little food. federal investigators will begin to investigate what went wrong. the first lawsuits of course are now being filed. what do we know? >> there she is right behind me. as you can see, that's th